Bush defends presidency in final news conference
Published 01/12/2009, The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — By turns wistful, aggressive and joking in the final news conference of his presidency, President George W. Bush vigorously defended his record Monday but also offered an extraordinary listing of his mistakes — including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant “Mission Accomplished” banner in 2003.Word count: 1448
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